Three weeks of the 2020 NFL season is in the books. Week two was horrible for injuries. Week three was a bit better, but we still saw some key IDP guys catch the injury bug. Chase Young and Jamal Adams both left their respective games with groin injuries. Jabrill Peppers (ankle), Christian Kirksey (shoulder), Grady Jarrett (hip), and Jurrell Casey (chest) are some of the bigger named players that also got the injury bug this week. So let us dive into a few guys to try and snag off your waiver wire this week and get their production.
Nicholas Morrow – LB – Raiders (17% owned)
The past two weeks have been better off for Nicholas Morrow. Week one, Morrow only ended up playing 69% of the defensive snaps. However, in the past two weeks, Morrow has played every defensive snap, and his stats show it. He has 16 tackles, an interception, and one pass deflection over those past two weeks. With Nick Kwiatkoski out for the Raiders, Morrow should continue to get the playing time and maybe keep starting somewhere on the defense when Kwiatkoski is back on the field.
Kyzir White – LB – Chargers (14% owned)
Week three was Kyzir White‘s best week so far this young season. After only playing 10% of the snaps in week one, White has played 100% and 98% of the defensive snaps over the past two weeks, respectfully. Over that same span, White has accumulated 18 tackles. He is playing as the team’s top three-down linebacker right now. White will continue to use that role from this point forward and should be a viable fantasy option, especially in the case of another injury.
Carl Lawson – EDGE – Bengals (13% owned)
Over the past three weeks, Lawson has seen his snap count go down from 58% in week one to 52% in week three. While the snaps go down, the production leaped this week. Lawson finished with eight tackles, two sacks, forced fumble, and 1.5 quarterback hurries. I don’t expect him to do that every week, but he could be a suitable replacement for Chase Young on your fantasy team if he is to miss multiple weeks.
Bradley McDougald – S – Jets (37% owned)
The Jets are a dumpster fire this season, as most suspected with the trading of Jamal Adams. Bradley McDougald was one of the most added players after the trade was completed. He has seen over 90% of the snaps in all three weeks of the season so far. So far this season, McDougald has 23 tackles, a fumble recovery, and a pass deflection. The Jets defense isn’t outstanding, but McDougald is probably one of the team’s better IDP scorers.
The waiver wire is becoming even more important this year due to the number of injuries, COVID, and even the lack of playing in preseason games. Always be on the lookout on the waiver wire for those players that can snag quality playing time.
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